WCPO Weather Reports Warning Against Mid-West Storms

October 27th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
Mid-West StormsOct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A strong storm has overshadowed the tri-states and caused many damages and power cuts on Tuesday, the WCPO reported. Cincinnati has been badly affected by the harsh storm traveling across the mid-west. There has been a number of power outages and felling of trees in that area.

Cincinnati has issued many Tornado watches warning and has already closed down all the schools due to the turbulent weather and tremendous rate of power cuts. Some of the schools are even planning to relocate their school buildings till the weather gets settled. At 12:00 AM, there were more than 1,800 power outages. It has been reported that more than 36,000 Duke Energy customers are currently running without power, due to ‘one of the worst storms in decades’. The Hamilton County may be regarded as the worst affected, due to power outages. The Duke Energy authorities have asked their customers to avoid downed power lines, as it would be impossible to assess, whether these power lines are energized right now. They have also warned that coming into physical contact with these power lines can lead to serious injury or death.

More than twelve flights have already been canceled at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. Even in this well- equipped airport is currently going through power cuts in certain areas. All the passengers have been requested to call up the airport authorities in order to get information about the flight timings and status. Warning has also been issued in areas like, Delaware, Franklin, Fairfield, Hocking, Lewis, Madison, Pendleton, Champaign, Greene, Auglaize, Gallatin, Henry, Wood, Ottawa and several other places.

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